AmeriBen is the largest privately held company in the Northwest in our field, with office locations in Idaho, Utah, Arizona, and Texas. We provide comprehensive services in Human Resource Management and Consulting, Retirement Administration and Third Party Medical Claims Administration for self-funded and partially self-funded companies.
Firmly established as an experienced and trusted partner, organizations of all sizes have utilized our numerous services for more than nearly 60 years. Assessing an organization’s needs and implementing effective solutions is our top priority. Our team of highly educated and experienced consultants apply their wealth of knowledge to strategically design tools and services to ensure optimal results.
We are experts in providing key human resource services for growing, stable, and downsizing organizations. From bundled membership services to individually tailored projects, AmeriBen Human Resource Consulting can provide a program that meets the needs of your organization.
Accurate, responsive HRC Resource Center Hotline
Experienced HR staff are available to answer members’ compliance and HR-related questions. Over 90% of all calls receive a live person and an immediate response versus being routed to voicemail.
Relevant and current training programs
AmeriBen HRC conducts a variety of management and leadership development courses, seminars, webinars, designed to not only introduce key topics, but also to give teams the tools needed to implement best practices to reduce employer risks and leverage employee strengths.
Ongoing communication on important human resource topics
Our members receive a weekly newsletter that covers human resource issues, trends, regulatory, compliance issues and management best practices. We also hold monthly webinars on hot topics, periodic business and HR forums, and briefings.
AmeriBen Human Resources Consulting Portal
Members have access to an extensive HR library featuring over 2,000 employee and employer facing documents which allows you to resolve human resource related issues. The Select and Premiere memberships have extended access to the Toolbox which provides multi state tools and downloads for policies for all 50 states and much more.
Members can request salary survey reports generated from a national database that contains over 5,700 job titles, which includes base pay data, incentive compensation trends, and sample job descriptions in all major cities.
Customer service that exceeds expectations
We work to ensure that we are always flexible to meet the needs of our members and to exceed their expectations...every day.
Policies and forms
Members have access to sample compliant policies and HR-related forms and required posters.
Annual AmeriBen Leadership Conference
AmeriBen holds an Annual Leadership Conference in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho and is one of the largest and longest running conferences.. Attendees gain insight and knowledge about the most current trends and compliance issues from industry speakers, as well as national motivational speakers while enjoying a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Brenda Blitman is a Human Resource Consultant with a deep background as a leader in a high-growth small business, as a small business owner and consultant, and as a Business Educator. A career Certified Public Accountant with Big 8 accounting firm experience, Brenda's strong financial and analytical skills help clients build, update, and implement changes in their Affirmative Action Plans.Brenda is an active board member with the Idaho Industry Liaison Group, and participates in trainings offered at the National Industry Liaison Group National conference (San Antonio, New Mexico in 2017).
As a human resource consultant with a focus on cost-effective strategic improvements, Brenda consults with our members on organizational and leadership development, implementing values based human resource strategy, coaching, staff relations, compensation benefits, and compliance issues. As an educator, Brenda has experience training the millennial workforce.Brenda recently completed her Masters Degree in Adult/Organizational Leadership & Learning and the SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential. Professionally, she is a member of the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity, Society for Human Resource Professionals, Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley, Idaho Society of CPAs, Association for Career and Technical Education and Idaho Business Educators.
In her community, Brenda is a member of the Future Kuna Boys & Girls Club Steering Committee and the Kuna Youth Recreation Association.
Kristin Cline is a Human Resource Consultant that has been working with AmeriBen since 2022. Kristin received her Master’s degree in Public Administration and certification in Conflict Management from the Boise State University. She has expertise in both the public and private sectors, working for educational institutions as well as small businesses and a Fortune 500 company. She is skilled with directing HR administrative functions of complex organizations, developing culture, mediating disputes and strategic development.
In the community Kristin is an active member of Boise Young Professionals and the Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley.
Camille Franks is a Human Resource Consultant with a broad background in corporate Human Resources and management consulting. She has special expertise in employee development, compliance, talent analysis and coaching, and program creation.
Camille earned her undergraduate degree from Boise State University and a Human Resources Management certification from the University of California, Berkeley.
She holds certifications as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) from the national Human Resources Certification Institute, and as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) from the national Society for Human Resource Management. She is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW).
In the community, Camille is an active board member with the Boise Public Library Foundation, a graduate of Leadership Boise, and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Boise.
Jon Shipley is a Human Resource Consultant that has been working with AmeriBen since 2016. He received his PhD in Organizational Communication from Texas A&M, and specializes in organizational culture and development. Over the years, he has enjoyed a variety of experiences in business, from sales and account management to customer service and branch management. His varied background in business gives him a unique perspective, and he bring his teaching experience back into leadership training opportunities.
Jon’s expertise lies in creating interactive learning experiences – he has 8 years teaching at the university level and received departmental awards based on that work. Currently he holds an adjunct position at Boise State University, teaching classes in organizational and interpersonal communication.
An Idaho native, Jonathan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from Utah State University in 2012 and is an Eagle Scout.
Sharon Jutila is an attorney and human resources expert with over fifteen years' experience providing advice and recommendations to a wide range of businesses. During her career, Sharon has handled all matters related to labor and employment including hiring, discipline, termination, discrimination and harassment prevention, wage and hour, employee leaves, return to work and union issues. She is knowledgeable on ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FLSA, FMLA, IRCA, NLRA, OSHA and state laws. She is a well-respected trainer and has presented trainings on human resource and employment compliance issues at over a hundred conferences. In addition, she is a trained mediator who has experience resolving disputes between parties.
Over the span of her career, Sharon has assisted dozens of clients, spanning the range from high-tech semiconductor companies to roofing and stucco companies. Sharon has continued to work in the human resources industry both as an employee and consultant role. She also worked as an Attorney for several national law firms. Sharon currently resides in Vancouver, WA and is licensed in Oregon, Alaska, and Arizona. Sharon's approach to human resources issues and matters focuses on preventing problems before they arise for clients and responding proactively to client's issues and concerns to minimize the needs for extensive legal intervention and their resulting costs.
Ramona recently joined AmeriBen, and she brings an extensive Human Resource experience with a unique blend of legal and management expertise, including workplace investigations, fact-gathering, report writing, and mediation/negotiation.
Ramona has wide-ranging knowledge in employee relations, policy development, and training. She is passionate about building and maintaining relationships and has a strong sense and awareness of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Prior to joining AmeriBen, Ramona held various professional roles including Labor & Employment Paralegal, Director of Human Resources, and also provided independent mediation and HR consulting services. Ramona has conducted and participated in more than 100 investigations and has presented on various legal and human resources topics to all organizational levels.
Ramona obtained her Bachelor’s in General Studies and Human Resource Management as well as her master’s degree in Effective Communication in Conflict Management and Intercultural Relationships from Boise State University. She has also earned a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management and Resolution. Ramona is nationally certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the HR Certification Institute. Professionally, Ramona is a member of the Society for Human Resource Professionals and Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley.
What is the benefit of outsourcing Human Resources?
More and more organizations are outsourcing HR services to reduce staffing expenses and still receive resources and services to support the business needs and respond to complex and challenging HR issues in an uncertain economy. Our services provide ongoing support for companies who may or may not have a formal HR function and staff to impact your bottom line.
How can I keep informed on the latest policies and procedures to maintain a good communication and positive employee relations?
Our resource center has sample policies and procedures on a majority of topics. As new policies are identified such as blogging, iPods in the workplace, employee use of cell phones and others, we provide our members with current and accurate information and a process to help keep employees informed.
There is a difference between a PEO and an HR service. HRC Group provides services to assist in the HR function. We make our services affordable and customize our services to fit within any budget. We also have designed our services to complement business owners and HR professionals to make them thrive.
A PEO acquires responsibility for an entire HR function including payroll services, timekeeping, benefits administration, and compensation administration, while charging excessive fees. HRC Group is not a PEO, we are an HR service.
HRC Group does not provide payroll services.
HRC Group was formally known as Idaho Employers Council formed in 1958 as a consortium for employers to meet to discuss Organized Labor Unions that were entering Idaho. Over the years, Idaho Employers Council went through a metamorphosis and started focusing on a wide variety of Employment Law issues as a non-profit organization.
These issues included Employment Laws that were passing, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, American's with Disabilities Act, and Family Medical Leave Act. They also expanded their membership to several states. In the late 1990's Idaho Employers Council shifted to a for-profit organization, now called HRC Group.
"After participating in this course I feel that I will be more effective in my role as controller. I feel that I can be more involved with HR in a more valuable way. There were several sections that prompted me to realize that we can improve in areas related to human resource and management of our employees. I can personally improve in communicating, documenting communication and in helping to administer our human resource programs. I really enjoyed this course. The AmeriBen HRC presenter was dynamic and knowledgeable and the course time seemed to speed by."
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